Our StoryTrusted Chicagoland IT Partner Since 2000
The story of OverDrive IT starts with our founder and CEO, John Schultz. He began his technology career in 1987 customizing manufacturing applications on IBM’s midrange platform to fit a variety of unique business requirements. Back then, if you were a small manufacturer, the cost to run and maintain IBM software required a significant investment and many small business owners just couldn’t afford it. That all changed in the early 90’s with the advent of Microsoft Windows Server and a maturing PC hardware platform. ERP systems developed for Windows could be deployed for a fraction of what it cost to purchase and deploy an IBM system.
In 1992, John and his brother started a consulting company focused on helping manufacturers deploy and customize ERP systems that run on Windows networks. However, the promise of client-server technologies proved to be a maintenance nightmare, with Windows blue screens and PC’s that were always crashing and having problems. By the end of 1998, John and his brother had grown the business into a $13 million dollar company with over 130 employees. In December of 1998, they sold the company, and in 2000, John started P3Logic, now OverDrive IT, for the sole purpose of addressing the challenges and problems associated with managing and maintaining a Windows network infrastructure.
Today, OverDrive IT has matured into a full-service IT managed service provider. We are focused on delivering highly responsive IT services and support through a team of experienced IT professionals that are easy to communicate with and have a proven track record of getting the job done right on the first try. We strive to earn the trust and satisfaction of our clients by practicing radical truth and radical transparency. As a trusted technology partner with nearly 20 years of proven experience, we can help you identify and remove the obstacles and roadblocks that are dragging your operations down by empowering your organization with the right-fit strategies, technologies, and resources to make you more productive and ultimately more profitable.
By shifting to OverDrive IT, we guarantee we can decrease your organizational drag and increase your operational efficiencies allowing you to accomplish more with less effort; able to run more efficiently at higher speeds; and that’s what we call “Technology Traction for Business”.